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Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Original Lithographs and a Divertissment

Gauguin / Camoin / Derain / Matisse / Rouault / Vlaminck

Rouault 1: Miserere / Rouault 2: Miserere 2 / Rouault 3: Miserere 3 / Rouault 4: Miserere 4
Rouault 5: Passion, Fleurs de Mal / Rouault 6: Pere Ubu / Rouault 7: Original Lithographs /Rouault Wood-engravings

For an introduction to Rouault in general and the Miserere in particular, please click here.

"The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters": Goya’s Caprichos etchings (1799), Durer's Ship of Fools woodcuts (1494), David Deuchar’s etchings (1786) after Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, John Martin’s Paradise Lost mezzotints (1823-25), and Georges Rouault’s Miserere mixed-media intaglios (1922-1928)
Le Jongleur / The Juggler (C&R 350). Original lithograph, 1921. Signed and dated in the plate bottom center. Although this was never issued by itself, a color version was printed in Tableaux de Paris (with contributions by various artists including Matisse) published in 1927 in an edition of 25 impressions of Japon and 200 on Rives. Ours is an early trial proof signed in the stone and dated 1921. For the published version, the area at bottom was darkened and the signatutre redrawn. Rare! Image size: 230x160mm. Price: $2250.
Eve Déchue / Eve after the Fall (C&R 334 iii/iii trial proof). Original lithograph, 1927-29. Pencil-signed lower right. From 1925 to 1933, while he was finishing the Miserere, Rouault produced several smaller series and single pieces via lithography, of which this is one. Published by Edmond Frappier (who published the majority of Rouault's lithographs: 35), this work shares a format with a number of others, but was not a part of any series. Although Rouault was in the midst of a series of lithographs entitled, Saltimbanques ou Forains, this was publshed separately in a very small edition. In the first version, a transfer lithograph with wash, which is much darker than the later states, there were 10 signed impressions and several signed trial proofs. In the second state, he erased some of the dark areas and added new lines. Only two signed proofs of this state are known. In the final state, he darkened some of the areas he had lightened and published 10 signed impressions. There are also several pencil-signed trial proofs. Ours is a little darker thean the second state and a little darker than the final state, hence it is probably a trial proof intermediate between the second and third state. There were no unsigned impressions. Rare! Image size: 305x200mm. Price: $4250.
Faubourg de Longues Peines or La Pauvre Famille / The neighborhood of the long-suffering or The Poor Family (C&R 346). Original lithograph, 1929. Numbered 27/100 lower left and pencil-signed lower right. In 1929 Rouault published a suite of 6 original lithographs with Editions des Quatres Chemins Editeur, of which this is plate 3. Initialed and dated 1929 in the stone bottom center-right. The edition consisted of 100 impressions on Rives signed in penncil lower right numbered from 1-100/100 lower left and 25 impressions HC numbered from I-XXV and signed, of which two were reworked using colored crayons and pastel. There were no unsigned impressions. Ours is n. 27/100. Image size: 335x225mm. Price: $3750.
Couverture I pour Verve 4 (Rouault Livres, 234-35). Original color lithograph, 1938. Edition unknown. Published in 1938 for the front cover of the deluxe art review, Verve. The lithograph was executed at Mourlot Frères in Paris under Rouault's supervision. Signed in the stone. There is a full-page color illustration of this work in François Chapon's Le livre des livres de Rouault (Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1992), p. 237. Image size: 364x263mm. Price: $750.
Couverture II pour Verve 4 (Rouault Livres, 234-35; not illustrated). Original color lithograph, 1938. Edition unknown. Published in 1938 for the rear cover of the deluxe art review, Verve. The lithograph was executed at Mourlot Frères in Paris under Rouault's supervision. Signed in the stone. Our impression was included in a major retrospective of Rouault's prints at the Seton Hall University Art Museum during the Autemn of 2008. The exhibition also included many works borrowed from other museums, including a large group from the Pompidou Museum in Paris. Image size: 364x263mm. Price: $750.

The edges have seen much wear and are better matted over, as are ours here.
Tête d'une jeune fille (Rouault Livres, 236-7). Original color lithograph, 1939. Edition unknown. Published in 1939 in the deluxe art review, Verve. The lithograph was executed at Mourlot Frères in Paris under Rouault's supervision. There is a full-page color illustration of this work in François Chapon's Le livre des livres de Rouault (Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1992), p. 237. Signed in the stone. Image size: 344x261mm. Price: $950.
Mangetout / The Glutton (Le Livre des Livres de Rouault, pp. 186, 192). Photolithograph, 1943. Published in Divertissement / Entertainment (Paris: Teriade, 1943). Edition: 1240 numbered copies of the portfolio, 40 with a suite on old China paper and 1200 on Arches, of which ours is one. There were also 30 Roman-numeral numbered portfolios. Our impression is on Arches. Signed in the plate lower left. For this portfolio of entertainments, Rouault gave some gouaches to Draeger Frères to be engraved. They are made to look as much like gouaches as possible, and even under 10x magnification, one must work hard to accept that these are in fact reproductions of gouaches and not the things themselves. On the verso of each page is a reproduction of the title in Rouault's handwriting (see below). In the catalogue raisonné of Rouault's artist's books, Mangetout is given an entire page to itself; on the facing page, there are four smaller reproductions of additional works Paper size: 424x325mm. Image size: 302x220mm. Price: $850.
Mangetout / The Glutton (Le Livre des Livres de Rouault, pp. 186, 192). Photolithograph, 1943. Published in Divertissement / Entertainment (Paris: Teriade, 1943). Edition: 1240 numbered copies of the portfolio, 40 with a suite on old China paper, 1200 on Arches (of which ours is one), and 30 Roman-numeral numbered portfolios.To the left is a reproduction of the reverse side of Mangetout. It is white; the side where the image is mounted has been colored greyish tan.

On the verso of each page is a reproduction of the title in Rouault's handwriting (see below). Paper size: 424x325mm.

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Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Prints and Drawings

Prints by Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Charles Camoin, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Henri Edmond Cross,
Edgar Degas, Sonia Delaunay, Maurice Denis, André Derain, Susanne Duchamp, Raoul Dufy, Jean-Louis Forain,
Paul Gauguin, Marie Laurencin, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Berthé Morisot, Pablo Picasso,
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Georges Rouault, Ker Xavier Roussel, Paul Signac, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Suzanne Valadon,
Maurice de Vlaminck, James A. McNeill Whistler, and others.

Drawings by Albert Besnard, Andre Barbier, Henri Edmond Cross, Jean-Louis Forain, Eva Gonzales, Marie Laurencin,
Maximilien Luce, and Georges Rouault.

Hand-colored prints by Mary Cassatt, Marc Chagall, Sonja Delaunay, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

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